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Presentation organic agriculture veerle van hooijdonk

  1. 1. Organic agriculture in France Made by Veerle van Hooijdonk
  2. 2. Introduction Concept of organic agriculture Organic agriculture in France Criticism on organic agriculture Organic agriculture in France compared with EuropeConclusion Questions?
  3. 3. The concept of organic agriculture Definition Characteristics
  4. 4. Organic agriculture in FranceHistory 1920 Rudolf Steiner In 1981 french governement recognised organic famring 1985 logo state logo was created 40% of the organic european land was in France November 2001 state agency bio was established Beginning 200 development was slow From 2008: highest market growth rates
  5. 5. Organic agriculture in France4% of the farms in France are organic3%of the cultivated land is devoted to organic agriculture.
  6. 6. Criticism on organic agriculture-No advantage to convert-conventional agriculture is seen as the model way offarming in france.-distraints: rules, 3 checks per year.-no good organisation system in france:-organic products can´t produce enough for all thepeople in the world.
  7. 7. France & agriculture in Europe France has, with a population of more than 60 million, one of the largest food markets in Europe Frances farms account for 22% of the European Unions total agricultural output France only country in Europe to be completely self sufficient France is the major source of meat and veal in the EU with 1,815,000 metric tons.
  8. 8. France& organic agriculture in Europe Organic agriculture represent 4.7% of the farming land in Europe. Almost 80% of the organic farms were located in Italy, Spain, Greece, Germany, Austria and France. Germany is the largest organic food market in Europe.
  9. 9. Explain the delay of france-1992: France decided to use the aid ofthe europion union (supposed to invest inorganic agriculture) to conventional agriculture.
  10. 10. ConclusionThe market growth rates showes a huge increase in the demand for organic products, however the amount of the organic land does not increase.France is leading source regarding to conventional agriculture in Europe, but has a huge delay with respect to organic agriculture

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